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♪ ♪ [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> hey hello everybody. what do you say? it is monday, monday june 4th. hope you had a good weekend. welcome back to the real world, and welcome to the full-court press press, your morning show, your new progressive morning show on current tv. good to have you with us to see as we take a look at the big stories of the day around the country, here in our nation's capitol, around the globe and take your calls at 866-55-press. got a great line of guests. i am looking forward to talking to you about the issues of the day. including this one. are you thirsty for a nice
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cold, big soft drink? don't go to new york city. nanny mayor, michael bloomberg has declared he is going to ban the sale of any soft drinks over 16 ounces. what i want to know is what's the difference between buying two 16-ounce drinks, which you can, or one 32 ounce drink which you can't and two 16-ounce drinks, which you can. we will talk about that and more. we will start off with jacki schechner out in los angeles. good morning jacki. >> good morning, bill. good morning, everyone. george zimmerman is back in jail today. the man who was accused of second degree murder in shooting of trayvon martin turned himself in about an hour before yesterday's 2:30 p.m. deadline. circuit court judge gave him two days to turn himself on based upon the fact that they he and his wife lied about their
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financial means. for $50,000 cash and a 150,000 bond but the zimmerman defense website raised $135,000. the prosecutors say it was intentionally misleading. >> from the state position, we will call it what it is. the defendants lied to this court. >> the defense says this is all a misunderstanding. his defense attorney, mark omara plans to ask for a new bond hearing. in other news is what we call the friday news dump when someone puts that's to make sure people don't hear it. in this case, we are talking about romney's -- mitt romney's financial disclosure report. his net worth is somewhere between 83 and $255 million. at least his assets are listed in that range. campaign is closer to 190, between 190, rather, and 250, which is about the same as last year. in comparison president obama's
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solve the world's great vexing problems. >>(narrator) the gavin newsom show friday at 11 eastern/8 [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> broadcasting across the nation t on your radio, and on current tv. this is the bill press show. >> in florida, george zimmerman is back in jail because he lied to the judge. told you, you couldn't trust him. what do you say? hello, everybody. it is monday june 4th. wow. so good to see you today. thank you so much for joining us here on the full court press. coming to you live from our nation's capitol with all of the big stories of the day and there is a lot going on today, a lot to talk about. and we will get right into it here on the full-court press.
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>> that's what we do for the next three hours, bringing you up to date on the latest from our nation's capitol where we are right here in the heart of the action on capitol hill, our nation's capitol, around the country and around the globe. and, of course, get you involved in the conversation, take your calls at 866-55-press. good to see you today. i hope you had a great weekend. welcome back to the program. and let's say hello to team press here this morning led by peter ogburn, of course. good morning, peter. >> happy monday. >> everything good? >> yes, indeed. >> with the assistance of dan henning still on his beer run. >> that's a hell of a beer run. >> stevie lee webb who skipped. he skipped the big celebration yesterday in london. >> i did. >> in order to be here for us this morning. >> i did. >> the diamond jubilee went on without you? >> we had to do our own fanfare
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using some left overs. >> you. >> i think i have been to a strip club called the diamond jubilee. >> let's not for get sipcyprian boulding. everything good on the weekend? >> yeah, man. >> good times. >> it was a great weekend? >> i had a great weekend. >> except for the tornados in washington, d.c. friday night. it was sort of biblical here. >> i had a radio show to do down at the national press kleist club. right at straight -- i had to leave right straight up at 5:00 o'clock, and that's when the deluge hit. i got in. tornado warnings on this side of
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washington. if you are in this part of town immediately get in the safest place in your house. >> it got busy on friday. >> it did. saw a great movie, fun movie. hily recommend it. i am not your movie critic. so quick funny story, gang. i went off to see the dictator. pete peter, you and i said when our wives were out of town we would go see the dictator. and they were doing track work on the metro and i missed the movie because the trains were too slow. so i found myself downtown unable to make the dictator, and so i just got off of the metro, got out of that station, metro station and went to see what was playing at that hour. >> did you have a chance to see the avengers? >> there were three movies i decided to hit this movie i never heard of called "moon rise
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kingdom." it is a hill airhilarious movie. it is great. when you start out when i saw bill murray bruce willis edward narton, not to mention the kids who were in it, you know it's got to be pretty good. and the director is this guy you like. >> wes anderson. i love wes anderson. i haven't seen this movie yet. i am very jealous you saw it. >> he did an incredible job. it's just a mad, mad story about these two kids, one boy scout who is sort of a loaner and one girl live with her family who is sort of a loaner. the two of them run off on this island which triggers this incredibly funny search rescue operation on the part of the local policemen, bruce willis, and the scout tribe led by scout master edward norton. >> here is a little clip here is my plan. my answer is yes. issues? one, dear sam? where? walk 400 yards due north from
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your house to the dirt path which has not got any name on it. turn right and follow to the end. i will meet you in the meadow. ♪♪ >> that's the wake-up call an the scout master learns one of his scouts is missing. great fun. go see it. we have neil king from the wall street journal coming in a little bit later as the friend of bill. then we will be joined by the secretary stranger of apsme, he has a good time to talk to him about the jobs report as well as how about this? cabinet secretary, labor secretary, hilda solis in to talk about friday's jobs red cross. we will talk about it, too, right here. but first: >> this is the full court press. >> agree. here is what's making news with pools around the country opening up for the summer season here is one thing to keep in mind
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you're swimming in pee. this is a sad reality from a recent survey, a scientific research group sponsored by the american chemistry council. the surveyed asked nearly 1,000 adults whether or not this go number 1 in pomes. one in five admitted that they do. those were the ones who admitted it. these are the adults, mind you not the children. >> of course you pee in the pool. >> i am not saying that it's crazy or weird but if you think you are getting into -- those other four are lying. >> are you saying -- >> yes. >> you do? >> yes. >> >>. >> i hoped you washed your hands sglfrnthsz. >> i am proud of it. i pee in the ocean, too. >> all right. so how would you like to sit on the apocalypse in style. the luxury apartments in kansas
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doomsday have sold. they come with modern convenience, as well as a pool, movie theater and a library and a guarantee that it will survive doomsday. they are in an abandoned missile silo. it sounds a bit far-fetched. four buyers have put $7 million into this project. >> god. this is like the cryogenic project. >> yeah. >> and tiger's back. it was a good weekend for tiger woods. he won his 73rd career win but tied with jack nicholas on track to over take nicholas. the u.s. open starts in 11 more days. >> wow. yeah. good for tiger. came back. he needed a win.
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>> i think it's still a rocky road for tiger. >> that's one good weekend for sure. okay. yes indeed, we were all anticipating the jobs report on friday. we announced it right here on our show when it came out, 8:30 our time, east coast time on friday. and it was hardly a thrilling jobs report. economists had predicted as many as 150,000 new jobs for the month of ma. it turned out significantly lower than that, less than half of that. 69,000 new jobs was the report. the unemployment rate picked up from 8.1% to 8.2%. and the reaction was as expected, i guess. president obama out in -- not minneapolis but a suburb of minneapolis in honeywell minnesota said, hey, look.
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this is not great. but we are going in the right direction. >>. >>he will. >> we will come back stronger. we do have better days ahead and that is because of all of you. >> and he said, you know we will continue the policies that create more jobs. republicans on the other hand jumped on this immediately as the worst possible news the end of the world as we know it. john boehner: >> pretty clear the american people are hurting. small businesses continue to avert hiring any additional people. it's clear that the policies that we have seen are not working. >> he was joined by his number 2 man, or is he the number 1 man? we are never really sure about eric cantor. >> they are both number 1 and number 2 in my book. you know what i mean. >> i know what you mean. and cantor is clearly number 2. >> the american people really
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deserve better. i think with the right leadership we can do better. >> mitt romney said this proves president obama doesn't know anything, blah, blah, blah blah bra about fixing the economy as if he does. most of the comment ators that i saw said this moves the election is over. might as well not even have an election because after that, there is no way obama can win. this is the worst thing that to happen. this is the end of the worst week he has had of his presidency. blah. blah. blah. blah. it is important, without trying to go into spin but just to put this in context, what it is and what it isn't. and then let's talk about it at 866-55-press. is it a great jobs report? hell know, no. it would be foolish to pretend that it is. third month in a row that the jobs report has been rather anemic, and you have got to
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accept that. it's not where we've got to be. we've got to be 150,000 plus if we are going to continue to recover this economic roark, continue to grow continue to build build, and we are not. at the same time, it's important to recognize, number 1, this is positive. this is 69 ,000 new private-sector jobs created. >> that's an important element of it. it's also important to recognize and to sackaccept the fact which of course, republicans will no that this is 27 months in a row, 27 months in a row of positive job growth. okay? positive job growth. that means the 27 months in a row during which time 4.3 million new jobs have been created. now, contrast that with the 8
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million jobs lost in the bush recession, the bush crash of october 8th, 8 million jobs lost and contrast that with the fact that the republicans have voted "no" on every single bill that would have created new jobs. look look where we have lost: construction industry. remember the americans jobs act, one element of it was to get construction jobs going this summer. republicans killed it in the house. never got off of the ground. one other place jobs have been lost is in the government jobs, and what happened? the american jobs bill, part of that which would have put teachers, fightrefighters and police officers back on the job. republicans killed that. as a result of that plus the crash of 2008, local
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governments, cities, states, counties are laying off public employees right and left. and so the big job losses have been in the two areas where republicans voted against every single jobs bill. so you can't have it both ways. you can't complain about losing jobs or not creating enough jobs when at the same time, you are voting against every measure to help people get back to work. finally i think, you have got to look at this in the context of what's the alternative? is the alternative to turn it over to mitt romney? is the alternative to turn it over to a guy who at bain capital destroyed hundreds of thousands of jobs? that was his -- he did a good job at his job, which was making money for his investors. he did a lousy job at creating jobs because his mission was just the opposite: shut these companies down action export the jobs and lay the jobs off.
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are you going to turn it over to a mitt romney who says, you know, i would have just let the auto industry fail. yeah. i would have just let chrysler and general motors collapse. why help them out? think of those jobs that would have been lost. in fact, the one area -- there are two areas where we are creating new jobs today. one is in, in the auto sector. the other is in the healthcare industry because with the affordable care act, more and more people are getting health insurance. more and more people are turning up at clinics. more and more people are turning up at hospitals and they have to hire many more health professionals, nurses' aides and physician's physician's aides and nurses what time does mitt romney say? he would repeal obama care. he would quill it kill it. all of those jobs would be lost
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on top of everything else. i think the bottom line is -- 866-55-press, a jobs report to celebrate? no way. we need more. we want more. we have got to have more. but at the same time, it continues to tick up in a positive fashion and it's certainly better than the alternative, which would be massive job loss again, if we brought back the policies of george bush and dick cheney and turned things over to mitt romney. so my answer is: don't panie. work for more. and keep moving in a positive direction. 866-55-press. your take on the latest jobs report here on this monday morning, june 4th. good to get started. >> this is the bill press show. >> we're not through just yet, mr. vice president. >> they're swimming against the
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and that's the focus. we want to focus on solutions and ways of bringing people together. that's the only way we're going to
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solve the world's great vexing problems. >>(narrator) the gavin newsom show friday at 11 eastern/8 pacific on current tv.
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a similar star-studded dinner at george clooney's raised $15 million. tonight in new york city one minnesota student is wacking into school today with the best excuse note, 11-year-old tyler sullivan skipped school to see his dad introduce president obama. the president asked if he must be out of school. he wrote him one on letterhead. the note reads, mr. ackerman please excuse tyler. he was with me signed "barack
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obama" the president. tyler framed the note and keeps it on his dresser. tyler says if he was president, he would say no more smoking, no more tobacco and no more drugs. back with bill after the break. stay with us. you've heard bill's views, now let's hear yours. politically direct means no b.s. just telling you what's going on in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've been waiting for a long time. >>join the debate now.
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>>the gavin newsom show is a search engine for solutions, and that's the focus. we want to focus on solutions and ways of bringing people together. that's the only way we're going to solve the world's great vexing problems. >>(narrator) the gavin newsom show friday at 11 eastern/8 pacific on current tv. ♪ >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv. this is the bill press show. >> 69 ,000 newer jobs created in the -- 68,000 new jobs created in the month of ma. 69,000. but still in the positive direction. good morning everybody. good to see you today on the full-court press. good to have you with us. it is monday, june 4th. we are coming to you live as
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always from our nation's capitol bringing you the big stories of the day, and taking your calls at 86665 press. ready to tackle the stories of the day. blocking the camera there, this is our friend of bill in studio. nice to see you. >> great to see you. >> everything good. >> it was a long commute. sort of the first of summer. wanted to sleep in but i wanted to get up and go running. >> what a running get-up there. >> yeah. yeah. a. >> alluding to the fact he has been in studio before in his running shorts and tee shirt. sweaty tee shirt at the end of the run. anything good? >> the weekend of graduation.
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college, this is the time of the year for that. >> good. not so much in england, by the way, the poor queen. >> yeah. >> what a great celebration. >> the flotilla coming gown the thames. a million people to wave to the queen. it's amazing how the royal family 10 years ago, princess dianena, strategy, times, most people thought the royal family were in disgrace and might, you know, cease to be. right? >> they turn out in the millions. >> yeah. and the queen has held on. and sort of restored, i think, the respect that the brittitch people -- they love her, willing to spend all of that money supporting their lifestyle. >> it's extraordinary. >> the queen, is forever the
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queen. >> charles says, well, maybe not. neil, good to have you with us today. we have our real team here peter ogburn. >> hi, there. assisted by steve web today howdy. >> dan henning out of the country. >> just for the queen's jubilee. >> long ride over. >> we fought a war about that. cyprian bowling, our videographer here as well. question going to be joined a little bit later by lee saunders, the secretary treasurer of asmi and by labor secretary hilda is olis as well. neil, the president was out in minnesota on friday talking about the jobs report at the honeywell plant and was there an 11-year-old kid named tyler sullivan who 1ki7d school to go see the president.
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the president wrote a note to his teacher saying please excuse tyler. tyler thought this was cool. >> pretty cool. it's like okay. that's really cool. >> that's really cool. i hope he gets to keep the note and the teacher didn't keep the note. >> that's right. he should get to keep the note and frame it. >> maybe it would be better if his parents didn't know about it to skip school in a real sense like really play hooky. >> i am assuming his parents must have done that. >> he might have stolen the car, gone to a political rally. >> right. he is 11. you talk about your kids. >> thank you for coming in. we will talk to issues with neil king and take your calls at
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866-55-press but first, we start out with the real headlines. >> here is what is making news. florida is letting the congressional candidate put the name of his web address on the ballot. why? because eddie gonzalez had his name legalley changed to vote voteforeddie.com. they say they had no chase because the judge granted the name change request days after the election officials told him he could not use nicknames. we have no authority to not permit his legal name to appear on the ballot said the spokesman. i am thinking he got the idea from our old friend marso.com. >> all right. >> vote for eddie, vote for eddie.com. he is your candidate in florida. of course it would be florida. my name is billpressshow.com.
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>> all right. the nba finals a good weekend for the boston celtics and the thunder this weekend as they won crucial games in their series against the heat and spurs. a two-games to 2 tie and a brief new life as the teams were facing long odds. spurs and heats this evening. >> were these the same spurs? >> no 4 in a row. i tell you what. going to win 4 in a row. really. >> you didn't answer my question. >> yeah. >> and the green lantern, one of dc's oldest comic heroes is serving as a beacon for the publisher once again as a proud and mighty openly gay hero.
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the change is revealed in the second issue of earth 2 out this week and fans, take note this is not the gran lantern that was hal jordan. okay? what they have done here is reinterpreted and paralleled earth as green lantern allen scott. this is what they do. superman dies and they reincarn ate him in an alternate universe. it is a new green lantern, alan scott and he is openly gay. >> there will be paintings of the green lantern hanging in gay couples' homes all over america. >> yeah. sure. >> all right. so neil, jobs report comes out on friday, you nobody could see the podium from there. there were thousands of people on the floor. >> yeah. the 20,000, i think, is what that arena holds. it was not. >> to the rafters. right?
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it was pretty packed. much bigger crowd. the new obama ad. peter, let's play that real quickly because everybody was saying, it's got bain bain, bain. he is going to stay on that and ignore massachusetts. i was going to say no. no. no. they will shift to massachusetts at some point. here they do. >> it started like this. >> i speak the language of business. i know how jobs are created. guit ended like this. >> one of the worst economic records when mitt romney was governor, massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs and fell 47th in job creation, work instead of hiring workers from his own state, romney outsourced. >> you know they are going to focus on that. so right, their attempt to show
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us romney talks jobs. at bain and in massachusetts, he didn't deliver. >> this has gone on for a couple of days, well, the unemployment all the same was 5.5 or whatever it was. that was, you know, an era now looking back. his over all record wasn't that great. i mean, i think the most fascinating thing about romney's time in massachusetts, it would be hard to turn into doing that is how calculated he was in going in to be governor there. it was distinctionly, i don't think there was ever one moment where he thought, you know, if i do really well and things are going well i will return again. it was about doing what he could in the limited time you have as a one-term governor, punching that ticket, to then go on to the next phase of the political career. you know, after three months after he got the healthcare
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bill, once he got that done, he was ahead of the republican governor association and started traveling around the country basically making fun of the state that he was still leading and by the time he left his approval rating was 35%, amazing, like fell. 866-55-press, neil king from the wall street journal, our guest, and grab a chair 866-55-press. women tall talk wilk a little bit, too here on the full-court press. stay with us. >> radio meets television, the bill press show now on current tv.
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♪ >> this is the bill press show. >> it's 26 minutes after the hour. it is the full court press on tuesday. no. wait a minute. >> looking at that. monday, it's monday, monday june 4th, we are talking politics, going to be joined by katie paris from media matters. neil, tomorrow tuesday. >> tuesday. >> is the recall election in wisconsin. how important is this, do you think on the national scale? >> you know, state recall. lots of people have described it as the second most important election of the year. i think that's very clearly the sies. if walker wins, and it looks like he may well. there was a ppp poll that had
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him up, i think by 3 and that's not a lot. it could go either way. but, you know, it's become an incredibly rancerous grudge match with republicans in wisconsin and outside groups and cramp governor's association has poured millions in. this is their most important election. >> they want to protect walker. he did these things. a lot of people on the right have been calling for. he suffered a lot of recriminations there and elsewhere. we all remember the huge rallies they could put wisconsin into play in a way it might not be
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now. do you think president obama should have gone to wisconsin? >> i don't think he really should have actually. the democrats in general except for bill clinton says maybe it isn't such a great idea. if walker ends up winning and obama we will continue with neil king. this is the bill press
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>> this is the full-court press. the bill press show, live on your radio and on current tv. >> thirty-three minutes after said their top priority is
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making sure this president is not re-elected. it's not in their interest to play along here and help improve our economy. >> neil, can the republicans get away with or is it fair for them to vote against the jobs bill and complain about unemployment numbers? >> i think this is lynly what's going on. they very much of want to get obama out and stand in the way of a lot of things that would help improve his chances. will anything happen in congress this summer? it seems heil unlikely. it's hard to know whether the pressure will build enough to move them to do that. i guess a lot depends upon people looking to congress for, you know, job creation at the moment, and seems that a lot of people moved off of that concept. >> it surprises me that president obama does not step up to the plate and really call out the republicans.
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let's talk political strategy here okay? rather than just say well, you know, we are moving in the right direction. just say, of course we don't have too many jobs. i put this bill up for construction workers and y'all voted against it. i put this bill up for cops and firemen and teachers and you all voted against it. so, of course, you know, you want to know who is responsible. why doesn't he? >> i don't know. >> some of that last week and over the weekend, you know, on the show yesterday some of his people, stephanie cutter and others did that some of that. it would seem since for him to do it more strenuously and in a more noticeable time. there was a time -- >> romney doesn't hesitate to blame him personally? >> there was talk about him being a harry truman thing, going to run against congress. he seems to have dropped that
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theme a little bit unless i missed it, where the whole kind of do-nothing congress is going to be a big theme. they focused their attention ongoing after romney and trying to minimize his resume and so on. would probably make sense to go back after him. what i find fascinating about this campaign is that it is so early and yet it seems like we are right in the middle of this campaign, and it's memorial day. we are a long way from even labor day. what are they going to have left to talk about labor day. >> this one you are talking about, i think, is essential in terms of ma igging sure people know who is creating the obstacle here to job growth. jobs do remain the top priority. no matter what poll you ask, whether you are talking about the president, congress, what you needed to. people say jobs is their top concern. when we have, again and again, this president putting forward ideas for jobs there are many
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opportunities to create jobs we have had the jobs act crating there. add to that that you have the republican ryan romney-endorsed budget that would actually kill millions of jobs and we are talking talking about not only standing in the way of progress that would help us create jobs but that would help obama. we have them pushing for plans to lay more people off. i think i think it's imports to talk about that, to expose that and what we have seem in terms of polling, it's about over half of americans who actually do believe thats republicans are basically sabotaging standing in the way of this happening but i think that more americans probably need to see that too, but i don't think democrats are out there enough explaining. stories make sense when you understand the motive. people we elect to do right, why
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are they standing in the way? actually, if you are going to talk about, well, if their top prior to is to make sure they guy doesn't get re-elected it makes more sense. it's a sad reality but a story that needs to be told. >> it is going to be, i think, the dominant theme and war in iran, war in syria gods forbid. right? this is going to be the focus. again, i just wonder how much more blood they can squeeze out of this turnip. >> because of the theme, you mean? >> yeah. after awhile, you you have said everything you can say about bain and massachusetts and unemployment. we are going to take break here. >> all right. so much more. >> i know. i know. for both of you. >> thanks, bill. >> i want to talk about fox news, particularly fox and friends. katie perry? >> we need to talk about this. >> this is the full court press
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on monday morning, tom king -- neil king and -- king paris looking at you? >> i keep an eiffel tower on my head if that will help. >> on your radio, on t.v. the bill press show, new on current tv. >>facts are stubborn things. street. >>the leadership of high finance just doesn't get it. >>(narrator) the former governor of new york, eliot spitzer is on current tv. >>somebody somewhere can listen, record, track, gather this data. >>arrangements were made. >>(narrator) independent unflinching. >>there is a wild west quality to it that permits them to do whatever they wish. >>(narrator) and above all politically direct. >>facts are stubborn things.
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>> they're swimming against the tides. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> this is the bill press show, live on your radio and current tv. >> 12 minutes before the top of the hour on the full-court press, this monday june 4th, spinning a lot of time this morning talking about the jobs report because it is the number 1 issue in this country, and we
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will be into that in the next hour with -- into it even some more next hour with lee saunders who is the general secretary treasurer of apsme, and labor secretary, hilda solis, both in studio with us. right now, we are joined by neil king from the wall street journal and katie paris from media matters. katie media matters raised a big stink last week about a little snippet that fox and friends played. take a look at this last wednesday, taking a look at by the way, president obama's record in office, what he has or has not accomplished. here is a little bit of what that sounded like. >> we are becoming a society that makes poverty more comfortable. >> now we need a rescue plan for the middle class a plan that will provide every family rye leave with rising gas prices. >> exxon is making
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$40,000,000,000 a year. >> on and on you hear the mood music there. yeah, and it was taking a look back at president obama's record the morning after mitt romney cinched the nomination by getting enough delegates in texas. what was wrong with that? >> this went on for four minutes, slickly produced this was an anti--obama attack ad, produced and aired by fox news and i hope that both of you saw it, you know and wouldn't just take my word for it. it wasn't just media matters raising a stink. we mottnitored the media in realtime and alert people out there including what we would consider more responsible media alleys that this has happened. so we did and, we said check out this four-minute video that fox has produced and aired the morning after mitt romney has clenched the nomination. what do you think?
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you know the associated press, all kinds of outlets reported it throughout the day. it was a very embarrassing day, embarrassing moment for fox news because it was exactly reporting. >> they never disowned it? >> i wanted to address them. yes, they did have -- it was a very awkward moment for them for sure. they did have bill schein. the executive vice president for programming for fox news said it was created by an associate producers, not authorized by the senior level. this has been address the with the show's producers. the show comes on, there is no retraction, there is no addressing it at all. total silence. this is a serious issue. if you actually look at the fox news' own ethical standards, they say that we do not donate any corporate money, services, products or facilities to any political party or committee unless previously approved by
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the executive vice president in dc, always keep in mind, contribution is defined broadly and does not necessarily mean money. it may under some circumstances even include the use of company e-mails to solicit donations. we got the rate card for how much this time would be worth during fox and friends, almost 100,000 in free air time. this is coming from the same channel that in 2010 gets so much free air time that that was worth $54 million. >> four minutes is an extraordinarily long time. >> not only for a news story but for an ad. ads typically run 30 seconds. right? sometimes they might work 60 seconds. i think obama did an ad that was two minutes a while ago, but it
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ran in like only a tiny few little markets because it's very expensive. four minutes is like a documentary. >> do you think the producer could have put this together and put it on the air without somebody knowing about it? >> 2 sounds i am plausible. >> this poor guy. >> right. he had given notice, i understand, at fox news that tuz he was leaving. >> he was up for a job. >> cnn said maybe we better rethink this. it may be better elsewhere. >> fox news says they are. >> is that the latest? >> right. it looks like he may -- maybe it all worked out for him after
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all. >> it roger ailes make any statement about this. >> a spokesperson for roger ailes said he had no knowledge of this situation whatsoever. at media matters we track this not the news organization they pretend to be. this was one of those moments where truly, they said this is a significant moment. i think you are going to see we have already seen media critics who are mainstream straight down the line fox news is not at news organization. it's a political organization. >> that's where we need to be. >> follow katie paris at mediamatters.org and mr. neil king, follow at ws. j..com or on twitter at nkingofdc.
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the only way we're going to solve the world's great vexing problems. >>(narrator) the gavin newsom show friday at 11 eastern/8 pacific on current tv. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> this is the bill press show. >> hey, what do you say? president obama, another busy day today on the road again today, up to new york city. you get the daily briefing first in the white house this morning. >> afternoon about 325, on his way to andrews air force base
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quick flight up to new york city where he has three fundraisers tonight. three campaign events. the first one at a private residence. and then a more public event at the wal dor after the orrio i can't and another public event at the new hamster dam theater. the president coming back to washington not arriving back to the white house until after midnight 12:30 on tuesday morning. and at 12:30 this afternoon, jay carney will have this briefing at the whitehouse. we will be there. we will tell you all about it tomorrow. >> this is the bill press show.
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say hello to jacki schechner today's currents news update. hello, jacki. >> hello, bill. good morning everyone. if the president, wins reelection, mitt romney would have to pay $5 million more in taxes than he would under his own tax plan. this, according to the associated press and two think tanks, one liberal, one conservative >> that took a look at how the president and mitt romney would fair under their own tax plans. the president would pay $90,000,000 more. that according tos the monies disclosed in his 2012 tax return. the president wants to raise taxes on the rich to help reduce by billions. mitt romney would cut 20% for everyone across the board and cut spending on government services. romney also talked about getting tax breaks but it's unclear which ones. as bill mentioned earlier last hour, the obama campaign has a new ad up today and it's hitting mitt romney again in his tenure as governor of massachusetts talking about the state dropping
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from 47th. he outsourced jo tabs india, and ends with this. >> and let the state -- left the state $26 deeper in debt when mitt romney talks about what he would do. >> i know what it takes to create jobs. >> we heard it all before. >> i know how jobs are created. >> the ad is running in nine states. a poll shows mitt romney's favor ability numbers are up. pom president obama add at 56%. back ahead. more after the break. >> we're not through just yet, mr. vice president. >> they're swimming against the tides.
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on your radio, and on current tv, this is the bill press show. >> george zimmerman back in jail today in florida because he lied to the judge. yeah, this is a guy we are supposed to believe when he says he shot trayvon martin in self defense? how about that? hey action hello everybody. welcome. welcome to the full-court press. this monday morning june 4th, good to see you today. hope you had a great week and you are ready to move into the big stories of the day tackle the big stories of the day as we do every morning here on the full court press. coming to you live from our nation's capital and brought to you today by asme the good men and women of as me. under president jerry mac athey are and president secretary lee saunders who joins us in studio this morning. lee, good to see you. >> good morning, sir. how are you? >> find out more about their good work at afscme.org. good to have you in studio.
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you have been out on the road lately visiting various parts of the country. >> all over the country. >> jerry mcafee called "the main street moment: fighting back to save the american dream." some good efforts going across the country. >> real stories about every day heros providing public services, important public services to the public. and we want to get the story told about their commitment to their jobs and the attacks that they are under by the conservatives and the right-wing. >> which they are in state after state after state. >> look at wisconsin, ohio, florida. but we are fighting back. we are making our voices heard. >> that's what this book is all about. it's talking about the every day worker, middle class is starting to realize we must make our voices heard. we have got to fight back. >> that's exactly what we are doing across this country. >> we are going to be joined a little bit later by labor
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secretary hilda solis. she makes an effort to come in every monday after the latest jobs report. we saw the jobs report on friday 69,000 only new jobs created in the month of april. i'm sorry. no of may. so secretary hilda solis will be joining us in studio again at the bottom of the hour. so, lee, let's talk, first of all, in terms of main street moltz. you talk about this in the book. if it began anywhere, it began in wisconsin. didn't it? >> the spark enter. >> yes. >> we believe of this movement was wisconsin where you had a governor who came after public service workers who stole our voices away from us, took collective bargaining away from us. he believed it would just be a fight with asfme and other unions involving public sector workers. he was shocked because we developed and formed a coalition, built a movement, built a main street movement consisting of civil rights
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organizations, the clergy, students who played a pistol role in that in wisconsin. retire easy, all of us came together and said what scott walker is trying to do is unacceptable and we fought back. >> that was amazing the crowds that came out in wisconsin. >> it was a amazing and the initiative campaign. >> more than a million. more than a million. needed what? >> 300,000. something like that. the battle we have now is the actual recall. the recall takes place tomorrow. as a matter of fact i will be in wisconsin. we are optimistic. we aren't looking at polls right now. what we have got to do is get our base out, our members out, our community allies out. we are notknocking on doors, making phone calls handling out
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leaflets. if we get our folks out we can win. our goal has always been to defeat scol walker and everybody has rallied around that and that's exactly what we are doing. >> tom barrett [on our issues? mayor of milwaukee? >> we have had numerous conversations and discussions and he has come out a lot stronger, which satisfies us regarding the importance of collective bargaining and afsme was born in wisconsin 75 years ago. it's eye roning we are fighting that kind of fight that steelate workers, wanted to be treated with dignity and respect. we are going to that site in 2012. >> there is a lot of talk today that the republican party sees the importance of wisconsin and the dnc and the republican governor's association and every republican governor from chris
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christie to john kasik, bobby jendall. the democratic party, i don't know how much money the dnc has put in. democrats, have they made -- have they given this as much attention, do you think? >> let's face it. the republicans view this as a huge fight. >> that's why you are seeing millions and millions and millions of dollars being poured into the state of wisconsin from outside of the state. you have the coach brothers involved, so many folks involved, these right-wing ultra conservatives who want to make sure scott walker remains in. ultimately, this is going to be -- this is a fight about what happens in wisconsin. >> that's why we have been paying so close attention and putting our own resources and staff in of our apsfe 99% in wisconsin fighting back for their rights.
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>> what do you hear from your people on the ground? >> well, again, it's all about turnout. it's all about turnout, bi. if we are able get folks out, it will be a pretty day. energy levels are high. we will never be able to compete with the amount of money coming into the state but what we can do and what they don't have is a great roots after. >> lee saunders, secretary treasurer of afsme.org. join the conversation in wisconsin. it is so important that we complete what we started, go all the way to the end and scants scott walker back. maybe he can focus on his criminal investigation. >> that's exactly right. maybe he should. maybe he should. >> doesn't have anything to do with governor any more. 866-55-press is the toll-free number. we will talk about this with
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secretary hilda solis, of course. but the jobs report came out friday. economists predicted it would be better than it was. turns out 69l,000 new private sector jobs created much what's going on? what's your reaction? >> unclearly we have major problems. with our economy and rebuilding our scamp and the way the top 1% wants to deal with creating jobs and fixing the economy is to give more power and wealth tothems. >> that's just not going to get it. we need another stimulus program, i am convinced. i think that we have got to really look at the creation of jobs and supporting working families, developing programs to support working families and middle class. it's not continuing to give tax brakes. give me a break, bill. in 2010 one of the largest corporations in the world had a profit of over $5 bill john dollars.
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you know how much they paid in federal taxes in sfwheven zero. zero. nothing. particularly the jobs. the lack of jobs in the public sector. states, cities, counties laying people off. >> and state and local governments, we are still experiencing job losses, not job growth but job losses. we think you need a healthy public sector. you need a public service that provides essential services to the citizens of our country. we are supporting and pushing and we are going to continue to support programs that support public service across the country. >> it is ironic to me that the republicans voigt against every jobs bill and turn around and say, oh, my god, why isn't the
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jobs picture better than it is? right? one of the reasons is -- i mean, this part of the jobs act. >> that's right. >> jobs for firefighters police officers, teachers, other public sector workers, killed. >> yeah. when you have jobs, that feeds into a stronger tax base for local and statement governments. these folks are on a different planet, man. they really are. >> i was having this conversation with some friends recently. there is a perception even among some democrats that people who work for government are live fault and happy, big huge health benefits and where does that come from? how do you fight that? what's the truth? >> you know we even heard the phrase that they are the privileged class. we have heard that.
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other public service functions about is about 42 dollars a year. i don't think that's a privileged class. when that person requires after 25, 30 years of dedicated public service, the average pension is 18 to $19,000 a year. i don't believe that's a privileged class not going to go to monaco. >> i think it's a question of clearly they are coming after our pensions, after our defined benefit programs saying they are too rich and other folks don't have them. the private sector doesn't have them. because the private sector has been decimated hand they are in the 401(k) programs and things of that nature. here is my point, and i think this is what we should be concerned about. what kind of country are we bill? i mean, do we want to continue to rush to the bottom where folks are continuing to receive substandard wages where their pensions are under attack, where
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their health benefits are under attack? is that the kind of country we want to be? or do we want to be a country where we uplift everybody, lit up everybody and people have a decent wage people have committed work to their jobs? >> what this is about. i think we have to answer that question. >> ohio, energy florida and they are all working together. >> make no mistake about it. this is a coordinated attack. it will be continue to be a coordinated attack. this isn't just scott walker thinking about this. this is a coordinated effort by folks who want to gain more power and more wealth at the expense of the 99% in this country. >> talking to and listening to lee saunders and watching lee
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saunders, the secretary treesier of a sme. you talk about seizing that moment on the 99% in the main street moment. you said this is the time we have got to fight back. what's happening? >> it's basic 101 organizing. talking with folks organizing. not only within our moment not only within the trade union movement. we are convinced we can't do it along, that it's got to be a coalition, it's got to be a movement including unions but including other organizations who think like us who believe in public service, who believe the 99% is being mistreated right now who folks are saying enough is enough. witch we have to channel that energy where folks fight back in a concerted way, fight back like never before and make voices herds. >> talking about other civil rights organizations?
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>> we are talking about faith based students, women's organizations. >> that's the coalition that we had in wisconsin. that we had in ohio. we are trying to build those coalitions this is the main street moment. you will have a link where you can find it. it's not that big a book easy read, about 150 pages. important that there is a lot going on throughout the country to respond to the war on working families which we have seen in state after state after state. lee saunders our guest. your calls welcome at 866-55-press. the full court press on monday june 4th. we will take a quick break and continue our conversation. we will be right back. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the bill press show. country says"tax the rich, don't go to war."
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>>just wanted to clarify that. it's go time. >>every weeknight cenk uygur calls out the mainstream media. >>the guys in the middle class the guys in the lower end got screwed again. >>i think you know which one we're talking about. the overwhelming majority of the country says"tax the rich, don't go to war." >>just wanted to clarify that.
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